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James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Saturday, August 17th 2019

Preview: QPR (H)

City and Queens Park Rangers get set to do battle for the second time in four days with the visit of Mark Warburton's side to Ashton Gate this Saturday (August 17th, 3pm KO).

The teams meet in the Sky Bet Championship, following Tuesday night's Carabao Cup first round encounter in West London.

First goals of the season for Famara Diédhiou, Jack Hunt and Liam Walsh - a tremendous free kick to get his City account off the mark - proved not to be enough in the 3-3 draw, with QPR winning the penalty shootout 5-4.

But Saturday's focus is back on the league and City will take confidence from a more-than-deserved draw at Birmingham City a week earlier, as Lee Johnson's new-look side go in search of their first three points of the season.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, August 17th
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Officials: Robert Jones (referee), Graham Kane (assistant referee), Nigel Lugg (assistant referee), Brett Huxtable (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY v QPR:
W: 30 (34%)
D: 25
L: 34

 

FORM - Last five games (all competitions)
Bristol City: LDD* (*L 4-5 on penalties)
QPR: WDD* (*W 5-4 on penalties)

Walsh scored his first City goal v QPR this week

CLUB NEWS

  • More than 20,000 supporters will flock to BS3 for this weekend's clash, which has a special £10 Members offer in the Dolman Stand.
  • The City Under-23s kicked off their Professional Development League 2 campaign against Nottingham Forest U23s at Ashton Gate this week
  • It was announced this week that City Women will host Brighton & Hove Albion in BS3 next month
  • Lee Wallace remains on the sidelines for QPR, with Ryan Manning hoping to have done enough in midweek to keep his place at left-back
  • Team news: Jay Dasilva (tibia fracture) out for up to five months, Pedro Pereira fit again, Marley Watkins now training. Click here for more.
Han-Noah made his Robins debut at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday night

WORD FROM THE CAMP

Midfielder Ádám Nagy joined Head Coach Lee Johnson in previewing the Sky Bet Championship fixture.

Speaking to the official club website, Johnson says he wants his players to play 'positive and aggressive football' as they look forward to playing at home, while Nagy is relishing the potential opportunity of a first appearance in BS3.

Johnson wants a reaction this weekend
Nagy nearly scored on his debut

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

QPR 0-3 Bristol City
Tuesday, August 21st 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Taylor 41', Weimann 50', 90'
Att: 11,739

Matty Taylor and Andreas Weimann scored to secure City their first league win at Loftus Road for 41 years.

Quick goals either side of half time dealt the damage as Taylor drilled a low shot to give City the lead four minutes before the break.

The away side had soaked up some QPR pressure but soon took control of the fixture as they proved their ability to respond to last weekend’s defeat.

And Weimann doubled the advantage shortly after the interval, as he converted Niclas Eliasson’s superb cross. He then tapped in his fourth goal in a City shirt as he made the most of Josh Brownhill’s cross, to put to bed any doubt of an historic win.

The result confirmed City’s first three points of the 2018/19 season and their first league victory at QPR since 1977.

Bristol City: Mäenpää, Hunt, Pisano, Webster, Kelly, Brownhill, Weimann, Eliasson, Watkins (O'Dowda, 76'), Pack, Taylor (Eisa 90+1'). Subs not used: O'Leary, Dasilva, Moore, Walsh, Paterson.

AND FINALLY...

Tickets also remain available for City's return to league action against QPR - matchday three of the campaign.

A special £10 Members offer is also available in the Dolman Stand.

And for all you need to know about the latest offering at Ashton Gate this matchday, read the Gate Guide here.

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